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Christmas comes early for struggling families in Chester County

By Fran Maye|

Woman sentenced to prison for 27-year-old friend’s death in DUI crash in Kennett Square

WEST CHESTER >> Even though her death came almost three years ago, the raw emotions surrounding Kelly L. Smith Parker’s passing — on display at the sentencing hearing Friday for the woman responsible — remain undiminished.

By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@21st-centurymedia.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter|

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    Community helps make Thanksgiving special for needy families

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Thanksgiving will be much brighter for about 550 families living below the poverty line in southern Chester County,.

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    Kennett woman says mission trip to India a success

    I am back in the U.S. after a another successful trip to Pardada Pardadi. I was most grateful to leave the election turmoil behind,not be exposed to another sign or commercial, and not have access to the news over there, missing all of the post election negativity. The work we do there is much more satisfying and rewarding than the tensions and conflict that accompanied this election, along with little time to even think about it. Bringing volunteers, fun, love and medical care to the...

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    Sensory feast of ‘A Longwood Christmas’ opens for the season

    The seasonal attraction, running Nov. 24-Jan. 8 at Longwood Gardens, is a musically-inspired display that also has fountain shows, an outdoor G-scale model train display, free and ticketed performances, and daily holiday sing-alongs with Longwood’s 10,010-pipe organ. For a detailed list of performances, visit www.longwoodgardens.org.

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    Kerri Wilson named Employee of the Month at Kennett YMCA

    Kerri Wilson, who works in the School Age Child Care Department at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month.

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    Local couple saving dogs marked for death

    WEST MARLBOROUGH >> About seven to eight million companion animals are put to death in the United States every year, mostly because animal shelters are becoming overcrowded. But a local couple is helping to save some of these animals by flying to areas where dogs are on death row.

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    Outcome of 156th state House race could hinge on provisional ballots

    All eyes are on the provisional ballots that were cast in Pennsylvania’s 156th state Legislative District, which includes the borough of West Chester and some neighboring municipalities, while the validity of these ballots is determined.

    By Lucas Rodgers lrodgers@21st-centurymedia.com @LucasMRodgers on Twitter|

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    Kennett Township officials give preliminary nod to townhouse development

    KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> The much-discussed Sweetbriar development got preliminary approval Wednesday night at a sparsely attended meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors.

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    Even more to do this year at the annual Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square

    At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, in the heart of Kennett Square, The Mushroom – a 500 pound stainless steel mushroom glittering with thousands of lights -- will be lowered with a countdown to the new year. It is the finale of Midnight in the Square, Kennett Square’s family-style New Year’s Eve bash with music, food and fun.

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    ‘Captain Fantastic’ coming to Kennett High Friday and Saturday

    Kennett High School proudly presents Captain Fantastic this Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19.

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    Chester County nonprofits join Giving Tuesday movement

    Nonprofits throughout Chester County have joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The goal is to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to...

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